I last applied early last week, I am going to give it one more try but feeling really disheartened. Feel it may not be meant to be this time round but don't know u til I exhaust all possibilities.When did you last try? Perhaps the pass mark is high or something, like get 14 out of 15 correct or something.
Disagree with the one about the lady with her bag, I am a driver and will always help anyone who needs it, yes getting my train away on time is important but so is delivering excellent customer service. That question states there is no-one close enough to help so you would help her, these people pay our wages by buying tickets and travelling on our services, that to me is equally as important.
Out of interest seeing as this round is closed what sort of answer did you give to the family engagement and birthday party questions?Agree. I started my training in January as an apprentice driver for LNER. When I did my application last year I also ticked the box to help the lady with the bag. Customer service is second only to safety these days.
Agree. I started my training in January as an apprentice driver for LNER. When I did my application last year I also ticked the box to help the lady with the bag. Customer service is second only to safety these days.
Out of interest seeing as this round is closed what sort of answer did you give to the family engagement and birthday party questions?
I was wondering how long it was between the time you applied to the time you started your training?
Ah man I've slept since then! You have to accept that this job comes with safety and responsibility at the fore front, so it might mean missing out. Depending on the answers it'll be go home early and not drink, or just miss it. I did it last March so sorry I can't be more helpful.
I applied last March but didn't even have the teams interview until September I think? Covid delayed things a lot. I imagine it won't be as long this time around as they've adapted around covid since.
Thanks for some really helpful advice. I'll be submitting my video tomorrow so I really appreciate this in advance. It's just helpful knowing how the process works. Do you mind if I copy and paste this into another thread as someone else there is looking for this info, as I was.There are 6 questions in total, each asking for a time when you have ........ (insert what they want)
You have 30 seconds to read and prepare your answer, and then upto 3 minutes to answer it, you can use less, but automatically cuts off once you get to 3 minutes. There is a counter which changes colour as the time reduces (some what off putting ) you then have a chance to review your answer and if you are happy you submit it and move on, if not you can have a final second attempt.
Should have added if you read the roles and responsibility’s of the post as advertised, that will give you an idea of the types of questions you will be asked
First six months of your training would be based at York with the next six month on the footplate on a roster basis with your designated trainer, that obviously would depend on passing the classroom based exams within the first six monthsHi, New member here. I have had an invite for the video interview with the plan to do it tomorrow night. Apprehensive but there’s some good info on here to help me along. I’ll keep you updated with how it goes if anybody is interested.
Also, can I ask where the classroom part of the training is carried out if based at Newcastle? Ahead of myself I know but I’ve seen that the academy is in York.
No problems with sharing it. Good luck for tomorrow. I also treated it like any other interview - shirt and tie!Thanks for some really helpful advice. I'll be submitting my video tomorrow so I really appreciate this in advance. It's just helpful knowing how the process works. Do you mind if I copy and paste this into another thread as someone else there is looking for this info, as I was.
I've just been wondering the same thing as I would have to borrow a laptop with a web cam on. Was thinking of using my phone but the camera is not the best on that either!Has anyone tried the alternative interview option as my camera isn't working on my laptop at the moment. Any idea what the alternative interview is... over the phone, or face to face?
Congrats Mark, I don't want to know the exact questions you were asked but are you able to give any indication as to the type of and how many questions were asked in the video one please? Need to do mine by Thursday. CheersHi all. I’ve completed my video interview and waiting to hear back. I was wondering if anyone has any info as to what counts as an acceptable equivalent for GCSE grades A-C?
This is really useful, thanks for sharing this. I need to do mine by Thursday so this really helps. Good luck with it going forward.....Little bit of advice regarding the video interview.
I’ve just recorded and submitted mine, i had 6 questions; all pretty generic/basic interview questions to be honest. Focused more on you providing evidence of a time you had to deal with a certain situation; working under pressure might be one example.
you have one practice recording before you start for real which you can record again and again so use that time to get comfortable and run through some of the questions and answers you’ve prepared for to try and quell any nerves and get your answers straight.
once you click on “reveal question” you have 30 seconds to read the question and formulate your answer. You then have two separate 3 minute attempts at recording your answer.
Stay calm, if you get flustered on the first attempt to answer, use the full 3 minutes to gather yourself and formulate your answer properly.
Be ready, once you stop the first attempt or the timer runs out you only have about 5 seconds to decide whether to keep it or re-record. If that 5 second timer runs out it automatically saves that attempt.
so you’re best off using the full 3mins 30 seconds at the beginning of each question to get it polished; then use the second attempt to deliver it best you can.
obviously if you get it right first time and are happy with it just go ahead and submit that one.
i bollocksed my first question up and this info prior to it would have helped me; so i hope its clear and helps some of you.
good luck everyone!
Bloody hope it's not. I'm 41!!!Take a few years off that, other end of the 20's
Did you manage to answer all the questions on the 3rd assessment. I have just completed mine but before I got a chance to click submit answers the time ran out, do you think it will still submit my answers automatically?Gutted
Just failed third test. Ahhhh better luck next time.
good luck all xx
Yes answered them all. Obviously incorrectly.Did you manage to answer all the questions on the 3rd assessment. I have just completed mine but before I got a chance to click submit answers the time ran out, do you think it will still submit my answers automatically?